Mike George Scholarship Fund now accepting donations

10432933_1452078218366194_1978837831652791902_nHave you ever thought about supporting a SJMC student financially? A newly endowed scholarship in memory of Mike George at Texas State University could be your chance to do just that.

About Mike George:
After graduating from [then] Southwest Texas State, George worked in front of the camera and eventually became a news director at the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. He built an operation that dominated the news ratings in every time slot, where he worked with executive producer was Deborah Clayton and sports anchor Mitch Roberts, another SWT classmate. He returned to KBTX-TV in Bryan, where his news department won more than 100 awards, including a Lone Star Emmy and selection as the best TV news operation in the state (all markets).

George had recently retired to spend more time with his family. They had just returned from a vacation in Mexico when he suddenly died.

Giving:
Clayton is now leading a social media campaign to endow a television news scholarship for Journalism and Mass Communication in Mike’s honor. The scholarship will be awarded to a journalism student in television news. Donations can be mailed in or you can call with a credit card. When donating please specify that the donation is being made as a memorial gift for Mike George.

Texas State University
601 University Drive
JC Kellam 480
San Marcos, Texas 78666

For more information, visit their Facebook page or call donor services at (512) 245-3022.

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About Josue Plaza
Josue Plaza is a student at Texas State University majoring in Electronic Media.

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